Update November 16

Posted by GO Waihi on 16/11/2017

Here we are in the second half of November! I’ve got the shorts out, and the board shorts … I’m just waiting for the temperature to catch up. OK, so the lily whites have been out a couple of times, but there’s still a degree or three to go, and hey, I’m not the only one with shorts and a warm hoody handy! I’ve definitely seen a rush in the lawns and weeds, and the sunscreen is getting a bit of use with those UV’s getting through, even on cloudy days. Another month and a bit and the longest day will be here! It’s time for another BBQ I think.

It’s Not OK! groups are busy this weekend with the Waihi team at the Martha Market outside the Waihi Memorial Hall on Saturday morning. Have a chat to them and take some information to share. You can also have a go with their Giant Jenga and Connect Four at their stall for free. And in Paeroa, the It’s Not OK group will be manning the sausage sizzle for the White Riders in front of the info centre from 1 pm to 3 pm.

It’s always nice to give something away, and $1,000 was destined to a new home with GO Waihi’s Stop, Shop and Win Pot of Gold Promotion during Goldfest. Simply by shopping in participating stores during October and putting their contact details into the box, people went into the draw. And out came the name of Louisa Miller from Waihi, who’s $1,000 better off. Congratulations, and thanks to the thousands who entered. It’s great to see the support for our local Waihi shops.

We’re keeping a close eye on the weather as we go for ‘take 3’ on this Rainbow welcome. Rainbow’s End’s rainbow has a new home at Victoria, or Rocket, Park in Waihi and we’d love you to join Go Waihi as we thank those folk and businesses that contributed to the cause. We’ll do some rock hunting, get some sausages on to the barby and give away some family passes to Rainbow’s End, Gold Discovery Centre, Spikes Bricks and Models and Goldfields Railway. Resenes has a ton of prize packs and some goody bags to give away too. It’s from 11 am to 1 pm next Saturday the 25th.

And a parade wouldn’t be a parade without floats. That’s where sports teams, schools, churches, groups of friends, clubs and societies, families, neighbours and individuals are kind of important. Here’s your challenge. Get you’re a into g and get a float organized for GO Waihi’s annual Christmas parade with Harcourts Waihi. Take the opportunity to be part of a neat community event where everyone has fun. Floats, floats and more floats are the plan. Carters Contractors might be able to help with a truck, you could wrap up a trailer, sort out a ute or even walk. For registration forms check our website, call or email GO Waihi or call in to the Waihi HDC Service Centre and Library.

As part of the Christmas Market Day we like to brighten the streets with stalls interspersed with the shops and their wares on show. Got something they haven’t? Want to be part of a fun day? Then get in touch with GO Waihi for an application form. Set for Saturday December 9 it’s always a great day downtown with sales and specials, music and entertainment, lots of cafes and eateries to satisfy almost anyone and hopefully you’ll be there! Call or email GO Waihi, check our website or call in to the HDC Waihi Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, fill it out and get it back to us pronto.

Whether a vegetarian or not you’ll be impressed with the array of food available in over 40 stalls next Sunday the 19th with the 2nd annual vegetarian festival at the International Academy in Landlyst Rd. Head to the end of Golden Valley Rd on the outskirts of Waihi between 10 am and 3 pm for crafts, an art exhibition, cooking demonstrations and entertainment as well. With free entry it’s a fantastic day that the whole family will enjoy. And I bet you won’t go hungry!! Remember to take cash for lots of the stalls.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Money can’t buy you happiness – and neither can poverty.